Boating Safety Is For Life

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

Mayor:Buffalo a fit for anti-terror boating planNewsday - Long Island,NY,USAHomeland Security officials are considering recruiting volunteer private boaters to enhance surveillance on the water. In a letter to Homeland Security ...

Police take to the water in search of intoxicated boatersSeattle Times - United StatesState and local law enforcement officers will be out in force on the water during Seafair weekend looking for intoxicated boaters. ...

Boating safety - Big news at Boat ShowSail World - Mandalong,NSW,Australia'These new laws will see the culture of safe boating in NSW strengthened,' Mr Tripodi said. 'It’s important that our safety messages get out to as many ...

The Sportman's Guide Starts Boating SiteMultichannel Merchant - Stamford,CT,USA“We figure there are a lot of people who own a boat who might be looking to save some money right now, and we could offer them a one-stop shop on the Web,” ...

Dates set for classes on boating safetyTCPalm.com Wed, 30 Jul 2008 9:12 PM PDTThe About Boating Safely Course is designed especially for the recreational boater

Sheriff: Boating now forbidden on Salt RiverThe Hannibal Courier-Post Thu, 31 Jul 2008 4:36 AM PDTFollowing Tuesday’s decision by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to temporarily ban boating on Mark Twain Lake, Ralls County Sheriff Paul Forney announced Wednesday afternoon that water craft are now not being permitted on the Salt River.

Arrest made in boating deathsWROC-TV - Rochester,NY,USAMonroe County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a Greece man in connection with a boating incident that killed three people by the Summerville Pier. ...

Boating Accident at American Falls Reservoir Leaves One DeadKPVI-TV - Pocatello,ID,USADirector of University Relations at Idaho State, Graham Garner, says a boating accident at the American Falls Reservoir has left a young boy dead. ...

Dead woman's raft in no-go zoneNews Interactive Thu, 31 Jul 2008 0:44 AM PDTA WOMAN who drowned on a whitewater rafting trip in north Queensland was on a raft that accidentally took a "no-go" route on the river, police say.

Yacht drifting off Navarre BeachPensacola News Journal Wed, 30 Jul 2008 7:58 PM PDTThe U.S. Coast Guard in Mobile is looking into why an "abandoned" yacht is drifting near breaking surf about a mile east of the Navarre Beach fishing pier in the Gulf of Mexico.

Colorado man drowns while boating in CanadaRocky Mountain News Wed, 30 Jul 2008 10:42 PM PDTA 34-year-old Colorado man apparently drowned while boating in Canada on Saturday.

Coast Guard, beach patrol rescue 2 near Barnegat InletAsbury Park Press Thu, 31 Jul 2008 7:19 AM PDTThe Coast Guard on Wednesday rescued two people aboard a 34-foot sailboat that ran aground outside of the south jetty near Barnegat Inlet. The Coast Guard received a call at 8:59 p.m. that the two men were on a sailing trip toward North Carolina when they ran aground and were stuck on rocks. A rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light, along with a rescue crew from Barnegat Beach ...

Coast Guard closes investigation on boat fireThe Myrtle Beach Sun News Thu, 31 Jul 2008 6:40 AM PDTThe U.S. Coast Guard have closed investigation in regard to Wednesday's boat fire off the Little River Inlet, according to petty officer Chris Harwood.

Emergency call to Coast Guard a possible ‘hoax’Peninsula Gateway Wed, 30 Jul 2008 3:31 PM PDTThe United States Coast Guard is out nearly $40,000 and still has no results from a search and rescue attempt performed July 22 on Fox Island. The rescue was triggered by a call made to the Coast Guard by a 6-year-old girl who said her name was Kelsey.

Officials: Fatal boat crash probe almost finishedWCAX-TV Vermont Thu, 31 Jul 2008 4:57 AM PDTAssociated Press - July 31, 2008 7:45 AM ET MEREDITH, N.H. (AP) - The Marine Patrol says it's close to wrapping up the investigation of a boat crash that killed a Meredith, N.H., woman in...

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

President Bush Signs Clean Boating Act Into LawMarketWatch - USAIn a significant victory for the recreational marine industry and the American boating and angling public, President Bush late yesterday signed into law S. ...

Voluntary Standards Cover the Spectrum: From Recreational Boating to Healthcare Professional ...ThomasNet Wed, 30 Jul 2008 6:28 AM PDTIn effort to communicate vital role that standards play in daily life, ANSI will publish, on ongoing basis, series of snapshots of diverse standards initiatives undertaken in global and national standards arena. Additions have been made to American Boat and Yacht Council's family of voluntary consensus standards that provide guidelines for selection, design, construction, and installation of ...

Coast Guard Boat Safety Course Aug. 16 in FoleyMullet Wrapper - Pensacola,FL,USAOperating a boat without a valid license can result in a citation. The license is evidenced by “Vessel Operator” (V) which must be endorsed on your regular ...

Bow Riding Leads to Boating AccidentInjuryBoard.com - Tampa,FL,USAA 24 year old woman was killed Sunday when she fell overboard from a 24 foot pontoon boat and was struck by the boat's propeller. Michal Elboum was sitting ...

Witness testifies about boating deathTurn to 10.com - Providence,RI,USAPROVIDENCE -- A teenager testified at a Family Court hearing Wednesday about the boating death of a Barrington teen. The witness was on a boat with Ryan ...

More stats on drunken boatingSeattle Post Intelligencer - USAHere are graphs with more recent stats about boating tickets. To read more, check out Brad Wong's story from the start of this year's boating season. ...

Three sailors rescued from yachtBBC News Wed, 30 Jul 2008 0:16 AM PDTTwo lifeboats rescue three sailors from a yacht which was taking on water on the Irish Sea, the RNLI says.

Coast Guard rescues 26 from burning boatWCBD-TV Charleston Wed, 30 Jul 2008 8:42 AM PDTThe Coast Guard rescued 26 people from a boat that boat caught fire 17 miles off shore of Little River in Georgetown County. According to the Coast Guard the "Ms Calabash 2" was used for fishing charters.

Coast Guard recovers body off Freeport after powerboat accident11 News Houston Wed, 30 Jul 2008 7:12 AM PDTThe Coast Guard has recovered a body in the Gulf of Mexico off Freeport after a powerboat overturned and dumped five people in the water.

Coast Guard Responses – Long Island SoundSoundings Wed, 30 Jul 2008 9:43 AM PDTStation Gloucester, Mass. The Coast Guard plucked two fishermen from a 42-foot trawler moments before it sank three miles from Gloucester, Mass. The crew of the trawler broadcasted a mayday on VHF channel 16, saying their boat was taking on water.

Boat reported in danger of sinking off Martin CountyThe Palm Beach Post Wed, 30 Jul 2008 6:04 AM PDTThe U.S. Coast Guard is rescuing a sinking boat off the coast of Martin County tonight. Coast Guard officials say they are heading to a boat that was reported taking on water at about 7:30 p.m., about 1 mile offshore and about 3 miles south of the St. Lucie Inlet. It was unclear how many people were aboard the 23-foot Donzi boat, or why it was sinking.

Brothers save themselves by jumping into the water when their boat burst into flamesThe Buffalo News Wed, 30 Jul 2008 5:29 AM PDTTwo brothers setting out on a fishing trip suffered second-degree burns when their boat exploded into a ball of flames Tuesday afternoon as they were headed out of a Town of Tonawanda marina.

Chip Hanauer back behind wheel in hydros exhibitionSeattle Times - United StatesHe will drive an experimental boat for the Ellstrom Elam Plus team in an exhibition run, hoping to reach qualifying speeds. The boat Hanauer will drive will ...

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

3:35 p.m. - Free Boating Safety Class Coming in AugustKARK Little Rock Mon, 28 Jul 2008 1:46 PM PDTThe Arkansas Game and Fish Commission in conjunction with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary announces a free Safe Boating Class on August 19th & 21st. The class will be held at the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission, #2 Resource Drive, in Little Rock.

Boating traffic suspended on Mark Twain Lake, but Corps official ...Quincy Herald Whig - Quincy,IL,USAAll boating traffic on Mark Twain Lake was suspended and some recreational areas were closed Tuesday, but an official with the US Army Corps of Engineers ...

Boating injury kills Grand Prairie manFort Worth Star Telegram - Fort Worth,TX,USABY BILL MILLER A Grand Prairie man has died of injuries he received late Saturday in a boating accident on Joe Pool Lake, according to reports. ...

Huntsville man arrested for drunken boatingOpelika Auburn News - Opelika,AL,USAOfficer Larry Adams said he was finishing paperwork on his patrol boat on the Tennessee River Saturday afternoon when 53-year-old Thacker Johnson Smith sped ...

1 dead, 4 hurt in Hudson River boating accidentNewsday - Long Island,NY,USAGARRISON, NY - One person is dead and four others are hurt after a boating accident on the Hudson River in New York. The Putnam County Sheriff Department

Drinking while boating charges filed against manCitizens Voice - Wilkes-Barre,PA,USAA West Wyoming man was arrested in June for boating on the Susquehanna River while under the influence. Brian Murdoch, 20, of Gay Avenue is charged with ...

W.Va. man dies after boating accidentThe Northern Virginia Daily Tue, 29 Jul 2008 0:19 AM PDTGORE — A West Virginia man died late Monday following a boating accident on a lake in Northern Frederick County.

Six rescued after boat capsizesBBC News Tue, 29 Jul 2008 4:10 AM PDTSix people and a dog are rescued from the water after their boat capsizes off the Dorset coast.

Man allegedly steals pontoon boatTraverse City Record-Eagle Tue, 29 Jul 2008 7:14 AM PDTPolice arrested a Cadillac man for the alleged theft of a pontoon boat on Lake Mitchell.

Man crashes boat into Flathead Lake dockKAJ Kalispell Tue, 29 Jul 2008 3:24 AM PDTAssociated Press - July 29, 2008 6:24 AM ET MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Authorities are investigating after a 31-year-old Ronan man crashed his boat into a Flathead Lake dock.

Pieces of yacht that sank wash ashoreHollandSentinel.com - Holland,MI,USAThe Grand Haven Tribune From left, Riley Warmoth, 11, and Will Warmoth, 10, both of Grand Haven, with their cousin, Sabine Fahey, 10, of Wheaton, Ill., ...

Yacht sinks in straitMarlborough Express - Blenheim,New ZealandTwo friends and their small dog were plucked from their sinking yacht in Cook Strait last night by Marlborough Sounds locals Joe Heberley and his two sons ...

Vapor Explosion Causes Boat Fire During Water FolliesKNDO/KNDU - Yakima,WA,USAOn Sunday a boat went up in flames on the Columbia River during the Water Follies. The fire was caused by a vapor explosion in the cabin of the 35 foot ...

Monday, July 28, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

As floating, boating season peaks, officials stress safetyIdahoStatesman.com - ID,USAThe slogan of the North American Safe Boating Campaign this spring was "Wear It!" The campaign promoted life jacket use. In 2006, 3474 people were reported ...

Boat costs to rise?Erie Times-News Mon, 28 Jul 2008 0:14 AM PDTGas-powered boat prices soon could be on the rise. A proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce emissions from nonroad engines, including recreational boats, is expected to be finalized before summer ends.

Boating safety class planned SaturdayNews Banner Mon, 28 Jul 2008 7:38 AM PDTFlotilla 48 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will hold a one-day boating safety course from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church, 433 Erlanger St., in Slidell.

Official search ends in NWT boating tragedyCanada.com - Don Mills,Ontario,CanadaINUVIK, NWT - The official search has been called off for two men who are presumed dead after a boat capsized on the Mackenzie River last week, ...

Man Injured In Boating AccidentFort Smith Times Record - Fort Smith,AR,USAAn Alma man was injured either late Friday night or early Saturday morning when the fishing boat he was on with two friends crashed into an Ozark levee. ...

Jewish Agency envoy killed in Florida boating accidentJerusalem Post - IsraelBy HAVIV RETTIG An Israeli woman was killed late Sunday in a boating accident in Pensacola, Florida, when she fell into the water and was hit by the boat's ...

Two boaters arrested for Boating While Intoxicated out of 68 boats ...Westside Star - Laurie,MO,USAIn about one month, legislation will take effect that lowers the legal limit for boating while intoxicated, dropping it from the current .10 to .08. ...

Harrisonville woman injured in boating accidentKansas City Star - MO,USAA 52-year-old Harrisonville woman was seriously injured in a boating accident Sunday evening on the Harry S. Truman Reservoir near Warsaw, Mo. ...

Three Injured In Boating AccidentWJACtv.com - Johnstown,PA,USAThree children were flown to the hospital after a boating accident Sunday evening, emergency officials in Somerset County said. The accident happened just ...


Former ISP director injured in rafting accidentKBCI Boise Mon, 28 Jul 2008 11:25 AM PDTOfficials say Dan Charboneau is in critical condition at St. Alphonsus after falling out of a raft on the Salmon River over the weekend.

Rogue River rapids claim third drowning victim since JuneKGW NewsChannel 8 Portland Mon, 28 Jul 2008 12:17 PM PDTGOLD BEACH, Ore. -- A woman rafting with her dog and husband drowned in a dangerous rapid flow on the Rogue River Saturday. Curry County deputies said 57-year-old Kathleen Mills and the dog were thrown from the raft after bouncing off a rock in the Blossom Bar rapids

Yacht rescued off CatalinaLong Beach Press-Telegram Mon, 28 Jul 2008 9:23 AM PDTAVALON - Los Angeles County Baywatch lifeguards Sunday used clamps and hoses to prevent a 40-foot yacht from taking on water near Santa Catalina Island.

Operator charged with drunken boatingThe Buffalo News Mon, 28 Jul 2008 3:50 AM PDTA 52-year-old City of Tonawanda man was arrested aboard his 47-foot vessel on drunken boating charges on the east branch of the Niagara River off Grand Island on Saturday

Coast Guard searching for two missing boatersNews 8 Austin Mon, 28 Jul 2008 5:48 AM PDTFREEPORT, Texas -- The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for two people in the Gulf of Mexico after a powerboat with five aboard overturned. The Coast Guard rescued three of the boaters Sunday after getting a call about an overturned boat about 12 miles off the coast of Freeport.

Coast Guard Searches For Missing Md. MenNBC4 Washington, D.C. Mon, 28 Jul 2008 4:29 AM PDTThe Coast Guard searched Sunday for two men who disappeared in regional waters over the weekend.

Coast Guard rescues two in Indian River LagoonFlorida Today Sun, 27 Jul 2008 6:26 PM PDTTITUSVILLE — The US Coast Guard rescued two people today from a boat believed to have capsized in the Indian River Lagoon.

Party Boat Catches Fire On Lake LewisvilleNBC 5 Dallas Fort Worth Mon, 28 Jul 2008 6:31 AM PDTA 55-foot party boat went up in flames on Lake Lewisville but firefighters said things could have been much worse.

Fishermen escape burning boatCBC Mon, 28 Jul 2008 5:09 AM PDTFour people were rescued Sunday after abandoning their burning fishing boat off Cape Breton.

Icelander on Yacht Still MissingIcelandReview - Reykjavik,IcelandJakob Fenger, a 56-year-old Icelander, whose yacht went missing somewhere between Hamilton in Bermuda and St. John’s in Newfoundland in early June, ...

Four People Jump To Safety After Their Boat Catches Fire On ...KNDO/KNDU - Yakima,WA,USAThree adults and one teen jumped to safety Sunday afternoon after their boat caught fire on the Columbia River. It happened just before three this afternoon ...

Hydroplane Racing Steve David captures Columbia CupSeattle Times - United StatesWith a boat that needed some significant repairs just to hit the water for the winner-take-all final heat, Steve David was hoping mostly he could guide the ...

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

Wireless device makes boating saferAustin American-Statesman - Austin,TX,USATo prevent a boat from careening out of control when its operator becomes incapacitated or falls overboard, many vessels have engine kill switches connected ...

Recreational boating hits rough water in WisconsinWAOW - Wausau,WI,USAAP - July 27, 2008 1:35 PM ET MILWAUKEE (AP) - Wisconsin's recreational boating industry has been hurt this summer by bad weather and a worse economy. ...

Boating CalendarThe Capital Sun, 27 Jul 2008 6:31 AM PDTANNAPOLIS SAFETY COURSE: Annapolis Sail and Power Squadron will offer the Maryland Basic Boating Course in July, August, September and October.

Boating safety class planned SaturdayNews Banner Sun, 27 Jul 2008 0:07 AM PDTFlotilla 48 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will hold a one-day boating safety course from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church, 433 Erlanger St., in Slidell.

BOATING: Passing on the passionThe Bellingham Herald Sun, 27 Jul 2008 0:15 AM PDTIf the interest in the youth boating program at the Bellingham Yacht Club is any indication, the future of sailing in Whatcom County is in no danger

Woman Injured In Elliot Bay Boating AccidentKIROtv.com - Seattle,WA,USASEATTLE -- Two people were knocked overboard in a sailboat race in Elliot Bay, said a Seattle Fire Department spokesperson. The boom of the sailboat swung ...

Boy rescued 48 hours after fatal boating accidentCTV British Columbia - Vancouver,BC,CanadaSearch crews in the Northwest Territories have rescued a 13-year-old boy who spent 48 hours stranded after a boating accident. The boy's mother and younger ...

Boat operator charged with boating while intoxicatedBuffalo News - NY, United StatesA 52-year-old City of Tonawanda man was arrested aboard his 47-foot vessel on drunk boating charges while on the East River off Grand Island Saturday night. ...

Boating tragedy hits familyThe Gazette (Montreal) - Quebec,CanadaA northern BC woman and her preteen daughter are confirmed dead and two men are missing and presumed dead after their six-metre-long boat overturned in

11 p.m.: UPDATE: Alligator found in White RiverThe Herald Bulletin Sat, 26 Jul 2008 8:18 PM PDTUnder humid Hoosier skies, more than 100 people gathered at Edgewater Park on Saturday to celebrate RiverFest at the White River with food, music, and canoe and kayak trips.

Boating accident leaves one seriously injuredThe News-Press Sat, 26 Jul 2008 1:14 PM PDTA boating crash injured two people in Cape Coral today, one of whom medflighted to Lee Memorial Hospital.

Coast Guard Searches For Missing 73-Year-Old ManWBAL-TV Baltimore Sun, 27 Jul 2008 8:23 AM PDTBALTIMORE -- The Coast Guard began searching Dares Beach in the Chesapeake Bay for a missing 73-year-old man on Saturday. Watch standers from Coast Guard Sector Baltimore at Curtis Bay received a call at 6 p.m. stating that a catamaran had capsized and two people were in the water.

Coast Guard rescues two from White LakeWZZM 13 Grand Rapids Sat, 26 Jul 2008 6:48 PM PDTCoast Guard rescues two from White Lake

1 dead, 8 missing after boat capsizes in western Nepal villageAP via Yahoo! Philippines News Sun, 27 Jul 2008 7:30 AM PDTA boat capsized Sunday in a river swollen by monsoon rain in western Nepal, killing one person and leaving eight others missing and feared dead, an official said.

B.C. boat runs into beach at 'lightning speed'CTV.ca Sun, 27 Jul 2008 9:02 AM PDTRCMP say four people were ejected from a speeding boat that became airborne when it hit the shore of Osoyoos Lake in the B.C. Interior late Friday.

Yacht gets bashedNew Zealand Herald - New ZealandBy Carolyne Meng-Yee The owner of a $110000 homebuilt yacht torn from its mooring by 135km/h winds was "totally devastated" to see it dashed against the ...

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

Boating Permit May Be Dead in Water With Presidential Signature on ...RedOrbit - Dallas,TX,USA26--If President George Bush will sign legislation permanently restoring a long-standing exemption, recreational boaters won't have to purchase an ...

Before Raising Sail, Studying Up Will Keep You on CourseWashington Post - United StatesBest to study up before raising your sail, and learn from the experts: The US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 72 is offering a "Boating Skills and ...

Working the wind: Program offered by North Flathead Yacht Club teaches next generation of sailorsMissoulian Sat, 26 Jul 2008 8:20 AM PDTAnnie Hill, 8, enjoys the waters of Flathead Lake as a first-time sailor. "I like sailing," she says. "I like hitting the waves in my grandpa's boat, when I'm in the front dangling my feet."

N.J. boating deaths declineThe Record Fri, 25 Jul 2008 5:04 AM PDTDeaths from recreational boating in New Jersey dropped to eight in 2007 from 11 in 2006. Boating accidents in the state, however, rose to 136 in 2007 from 84 the year before. Injuries spiked to 52 from 22.

Boating safety class planned SaturdayNews Banner Fri, 25 Jul 2008 0:05 AM PDTFlotilla 48 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will hold a one-day boating safety course from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church, 433 Erlanger St., in Slidell.

BOATING SAFETY CLASSESAsbury Park Press Fri, 25 Jul 2008 1:35 AM PDTBy Appointment — Bow to Stern — personalized/group boating instruction available. Fee $65. For more information, call (732) 793-2517

Coast Guard warns false calls are a federal crimeSeattle Post Intelligencer - USARescue teams -- including a Coast Guard helicopter and boat crew -- launched. But neither a little girl nor woman was found. Coast Guard officials in ...

Two die in Bay of Plenty boating accidentNew Zealand Herald - New ZealandTwo people have died and another two are injured after a boat incident in eastern Bay of Plenty. Ambulance northern communications team manager Keith Hall ...

Two injured in Cape boating accidentWBBH - Fort Myers,FL,USACAPE CORAL: A 14-year-old and an 18-year old were injured in a boating accident Saturday afternoon. According to the Cape Coral Police, the two females were ...

Man dies in Makwa Lake boating accidentMeadow Lake Progress - Meadow Lake,Saskatchewan,CanadaA 39 year old male was pinned in between a boat and a jet ski after he jumped from the boat into the water to lessen the impact of the impending collision ...

Girl's foot severed in boating accident at Saguaro LakeAZFamily - Phoenix,AZ,USABy 3TV PHOENIX -- An 11-year-old girl was boating at Saguaro Lake when a rope got caught around her foot and severed it, according to the Maricopa County ...

GRAND COULEE, GRANT COUNTY: Tacoma man dies, wife injured in ...TheNewsTribune.com - Tacoma,WA,USAA personal watercraft collided with a boat pulling an inner tube Friday on Banks Lake, killing a Tacoma man and injuring several others. ...

Yacht gets bashedThe New Zealand Herald Sat, 26 Jul 2008 10:37 AM PDTThe owner of a $110,000 homebuilt yacht torn from its mooring by 135km/h winds was "totally devastated" to see it dashed against the Auckland Harbour Bridge.

Boating accident injures twoThe Evening Sun Fri, 25 Jul 2008 2:13 PM PDTTwo Adams County women suffered injuries and a Hanover man is charged with negligence in a boating accident that happened Tuesday on Deep Creek Lake in Maryland.

Coast Guard Racing to Aid Distressed TransPac SailorBayinsider Sat, 26 Jul 2008 9:42 AM PDTSAN FRANCISCO -- Rescue crews from the U.S. Coast Guard are headed toward a man competing in a sailing contest from San Francisco to Hawaii who reported early Friday that his boat is partially disabled and he is "exhausted," officials said.

Ferry veers off course to rescue man whose boat was sinkingVancouver Sun - British Columbia, CanadaSTRAIT OF GEORGIA - A BC ferry heading from Nanaimo to West Vancouver veered off course Friday to help rescue a man whose boat was sinking in the Strait of ...

Overturned boat leads to fruitless water rescueOttawa Citizen - Ontario, CanadaThe water rescue team did not find anyone in the boat or surrounding water. Fire Chief Monty Malloy said the boat appeared to have been abandoned, ...

Woman who died in boat fire still not ID'dBellingham Herald - Bellingham,WA,USALUMMI RESERVATION - Authorities say it was a woman who died in a boat fire on North Red River Road, but her body was too badly burned to quickly identify ...

Yacht rescued after losing mastBBC News Fri, 25 Jul 2008 3:10 AM PDTA yacht with one crew member is towed to safety by a lifeboat after losing its mast in high seas.

Man saved after falling from boatBBC News Fri, 25 Jul 2008 3:11 AM PDTA 62-year-old man is rescued after falling overboard from his yacht and spending an hour in the water.

Gallons of fuel seep from boat into C-24 canalTCPalm - West Palm Beach,FL,USALUCIE — Between 125 and 200 gallons of fuel seeped from a docked motor boat into the C-24 canal Wednesday before officials could stop the fuel tank leak, ...

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Boating Safety andAccident News

Educators Give “Top Marks” to National Fishing and Boating TrainingIdaho Examiner - Idaho Falls,ID,USASeventy-six educators representing 32 states received grant funding from the Future Fisherman Foundation to design and deliver fishing and boating ...

Boating bill awaits signatureMississippi Business Journal Thu, 24 Jul 2008 10:40 AM PDTWASHINGTON — S. 2766, the Clean Boating Act, and S. 3298 has passed both the Senate and the House of Representatives and are now awaiting the signature of President Bush.

People are still boating, but cutting costsPost-Bulletin - Rochester,MN,USABy Guy N. Limbeck Jennifer and Stu Ohr of Wanamingo are still having fun boating despite the raising costs of fuel. The Ohrs have a big boat. ...

Wireless Device Cuts the Engine on a Pilotless Boat, or Sounds an Alarm When a Passenger Falls OverboardNew York Times Wed, 23 Jul 2008 5:13 PM PDTAnthony Viggiano, a Connecticut boating enthusiast, created the Autotether, the first wireless lanyard and kill switch combination

Boating survival storyMyFox Gulf Coast - Mobile,AL,USAMonday afternoon a man went missing in the Mississippi Sound after falling off his boat. He eventually made it back to the beach... 19 hours later. ...

Man who died at Jordanelle Reservoir ID'dSalt Lake Tribune - United StatesState parks officials have identified a man who died in a boating accident at Jordanelle Reservoir last week as 44-year-old Jose Aniles, of Salt Lake City. ...

BC BREAKING NEWS:Kelowna Capital News Thu, 24 Jul 2008 1:46 PM PDTA power yacht ignited and later sank in water off Nanaimo Wednesday. Two adults and their dog escaped unscathed from a boat fire near Nanaimo Wednesday afternoon.

Matt Majors: Hamilton County Leads State In Number Of Boating Fatalities Chickamauga Lake Second Only To Ocoee River ...The Chattanoogan Wed, 23 Jul 2008 4:10 PM PDTIn 2007, two women left a bar on the banks of Chickamauga Lake, hopped into their boat – and crashed into the dock, TWRA boating officer Matt Majors said Wednesday.

UPDATE: Coast Guard rescues 2 fishermen, 1 still missing near Atlantic CityAsbury Park Press Thu, 24 Jul 2008 9:18 AM PDTTwo fisherman have been rescued and one remains missing today after the 80-foot fishing boat they were on capsized and sank 45 miles east of Atlantic City, authorities said. Philip Ruhle, 58, remains missing, the Coast Guard said in a press release. Rescued were Rayford Carr, 50, and Anthony Hendrickson, 22. The Coast Guard received a signal from an electronic position indicating radio beacon, ...

3 rescued from boat overturned on Lake Erie near MonroeToledo Blade - Toledo,OH,USAMONROE - Three men perched on an overturned bass fishing boat were rescued yesterday from Lake Erie about eight miles east of Sterling State Park, ...

Man still missing from beached boatMelbourne Herald Sun - AustraliaTwo sleeping crewmen also on board awoke when the boat ran aground. Police said a search involving four helicopters, a police vessel, three coast guard ...

Fisherman airlifted from small boat off Hook HeadBelfast Telegraph - United KingdomThe man was alone on a 10-metre boat when he got into trouble in poor visibility about nine miles off Hook Head. The alarm was raised at about 7.30pm and ...

Leisure boat use down, commercial use up in Oswego portNewsChannel 9 WSYR - Syracuse,NY,USAOswego, New York (WSYR-TV) – Recreational boat use along New York State’s canal system has dropped significantly since last year. ...

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

Boating tips for summerNorthumberland Today - Cobourg,Ontario,CanadaBeing prepared for the water can avoid a lot of anxiety, here are a few tips for boaters. 1- Check the weather before you set out. Is it Windy? ...

Clean Boating Act of 2008 passes US House and SenateLake Expo - Sunrise Beach,MO,USABy BoatUS In a remarkable display of bipartisan support for recreational boating, both the House and Senate yesterday passed S. 2766, "The Clean Boating Act ...


Boating safety class planned SaturdayNews Banner Wed, 23 Jul 2008 7:04 AM PDTFlotilla 48 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will hold a one-day boating safety course from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church, 433 Erlanger St., in Slidell.

Boating safety classes scheduledCharlevoix Courier Wed, 23 Jul 2008 9:09 AM PDTBoating safety classes scheduled for the following dates:

Matt Majors: Hamilton County Leads State In Number Of Boating ...The Chattanoogan - Chattanooga,TN,USAby Judy Frank In 2007, two women left a bar on the banks of Chickamauga Lake, hopped into their boat – and crashed into the dock, TWRA boating officer Matt

Children Injured In Lake Norman Boating AccidentWSOCtv.com - Charlotte,NC,USADENVER, NC -- A boating accident on Lake Norman sent two young girls to the hospital Wednesday afternoon. Officials said a jet ski was pulling the girls,

Search continues for source of boating distress callSeattle Post Intelligencer - USAA Coast Guard helicopter and boat searched south Puget Sound all of Tuesday night after a girl, who identified herself only as "Kelsey," called from that ...

82-year-old W.Va. lawyer rescued after yacht explodesCharleston Daily Mail Wed, 23 Jul 2008 5:05 AM PDTAn 82-year-old Weston lawyer and five members of his family had to jump into the Potomac River after two explosions rocked his 40-foot yacht.Hunter Bennett Jr. says hed only owned the boat for about two years and still isnt sure what caused it to explode a...

Midwest City man hurt in boating accidentMuskogee Phoenix Tue, 22 Jul 2008 9:39 PM PDTA Midwest City man remained hospitalized Tuesday after being injured in a boating accident Sunday on Kerr Lake in Sequoyah County. A spokeswoman for Hillcrest’s Alexander Burn Center in Tulsa said Schelby Morris, 63, was in critical condition.

Coast Guard rescues 3 near Little Egg HarborAsbury Park Press Wed, 23 Jul 2008 6:03 AM PDTThree people aboard a disabled 20-foot boat were rescued late last night near Little Egg Harbor, authorities said. The Coast Guard received a call at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday from a crew member aboard the boat, stating they had run out of gasoline. A rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light arrived on scene and towed the boat and its crew to Beach Haven Yacht Club, the Coast Guard said ...

News boat sinks at N.Z. Olympic photo opUPI Tue, 22 Jul 2008 3:38 PM PDTHAMILTON, New Zealand, July 22 (UPI) -- New Zealand rowing officials said a news boat recording footage of the country's Olympic team sank, dropping its load of expensive equipment into the water.

Eight die in boat capsize in Bihar 23 Jul 2008, 1601 hrs IST,PTIThe Times of India Wed, 23 Jul 2008 4:48 AM PDTPURNIA (BIHAR): Eight persons were killed and twelve others feared drowned on Wednesday when an overcrowded country boat capsized in swollen river Kosi at Kanpghat village in Bihar's Purnia district

Boat Rescue on lake Michigan: Watch video shot by the US Coast GuardWZZM - Grand Rapids,MI,USAThey say their boat was quickly overcome by choppy waters. The boat flooded and it capsized. "They had a rough morning but they did keep their witts about ...

Boat capsizes; one deadEscanaba Daily Press - Escanaba,MI,USAESCANABA - Changing weather conditions are said to have contributed to the capsizing of a boat in Little Bay de Noc late Monday when one person died and two ...

Ethanol boat of nightmaresAddison County Independent - Middlebury,VT,USA“Three months ago when we opened up the boats from winter, they had bad gas, dirty gas,” he said. Lamothe has also seen the same problem in luxury cars, ...

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Boating safety and Accident News

Legislation Relaxes Federal Boating PermitsMyFoxOrlando.com - Lake Mary,FL,USAWASHINGTON, DC(WOFL FOX 35, Orlando) -- Nearly 1 million Florida boaters, who could have faced hefty fines under new environmental rules going into effect ...

Boat owners get fire safety tipsBBC News Tue, 22 Jul 2008 3:54 AM PDTPleasure boat owners on the Isle of Man are reminded to stay safe at sea over the summer months.

Washing your boat could violate Clean Water ActWTSP - Tampa Bay's 10 News Tue, 22 Jul 2008 7:13 AM PDTJust washing your boat may soon be a Clean Water Act violation if you're not careful.

PM UPDATE: Midwest City man injured in boating accidentMuskogee Daily Phoenix - Muskogee,OK,USAA Midwest City man remained hospitalized Tuesday after being injured in a boating accident Sunday on Kerr Lake in Sequoyah County. ...

Man killed in boating accident identifiedSalt Lake Tribune - United StatesBy Steve Gehrke Posted: 2:47 PM- Officials identified the man who died in a boating accident at Jordanelle Reservoir earlier this week as 44-year-old Jose ...

Northwest recreational boating fatalities increase over first half ...Chinook Observer (subscription) - WA,USASEATTLE - The 2008 boating season is still new but recreational boating fatalities have risen to nearly 18 percent higher than this time last year. ...

Boating death at Loon LakeStar Phoenix - Saskatoon,SK,CanadaAccording to a release, a 39-year-old male was pinned in between a boat and a jetski when he jumped from the boat into the water to lessen the impact of a ...

Locals tied to boating fatalityGloucester Daily Times - MA, USAAn online Coast Guard boat directory lists Reasons as a fiberglass recreational vessel, owned by Bevins and built in 1993 with a length of 62.5 feet and ...

Somali pirates hijack private yacht: officialReuters via Yahoo! News Tue, 22 Jul 2008 4:46 AM PDTSomali pirates have seized a small yacht carrying a German family and French captain as well as a cargo ship off the lawless Horn of Africa nation's coast, an official said on Tuesday.

A Coast Guard crew out of Elizabeth City made a big rescue this morning.WNCT Greenville Mon, 21 Jul 2008 6:45 PM PDTA Coast Guard crew out of Elizabeth City made a big rescue this morning. The helicopter rescue crew saved four people from a capsized boat. They were stranded off the coast of South Carolina, about 10 miles southeast of the mouth of the Cape Fear River.

Boat Plunges Over Potomac River DamNBC4 Washington, D.C. Tue, 22 Jul 2008 8:14 AM PDTAuthorities say two men suffered non-life-threatening injuries when their boat plunged over a dam in the Potomac River near Williamsport.

Teen drowns at Lake Pat Cleburne after a boat's wake knocks him ...Fort Worth Star Telegram - Fort Worth,TX,USAKibodeaux and a friend were floating on an inflatable raft about 75 feet from shore when a boat passed close to them, Ishmael said. The boat’s wake threw ...

Monday, July 21, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

I have been off line for several days so this covers the 19, 20 and 21 July.

Lake safety stressedAdrian Daily Telegram - Adrian,MI,USABy Dan Cherry A recent chain of boating-related accidents has prompted law enforcement officials to remind residents of the essentials of safety on the ...

Boating: Have repellent on hand to help prevent bug bitesThe News-Press - Fort Myers,FL,USAAs we are now in the hot summer season, there are certain safety measures you must take so that your boat trip will not be ruined. First, make sure you have ...

Boating CalenarThe Capital Sun, 20 Jul 2008 6:15 AM PDTANNAPOLIS SAFETY COURSE: Annapolis Sail and Power Squadron will offer the Maryland Basic Boating Course in July, August, September and October.

Women's Boating Class Coming Up This Weekend in Huber HeightsRedOrbit - Dallas,TX,USABy JIM MORRIS OUTDOORS A twoday training program exclusively for women interested in boating is scheduled for Saturday, July 19, and Sunday at the Gander ...

Stay safe while out on the boatThe Olympian Sat, 19 Jul 2008 4:09 AM PDTA BoatU.S. Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water news release offered eight tips that will go a long way toward increasing your family's and friends' safety and fun on the water.

Man docked for boating incidentThe Barrie Examiner - Barrie,Ontario,CanadaBarrie police arrested a 27-year-old man for hitting his partner while boating on Little Lake, Thursday night. Witnesses called police around 7:30 pm when ...

Wardens Continue Search For BoaterWCSH 6 Portland Sat, 19 Jul 2008 10:35 AM PDTWindham (NEWS CENTER) -- Game wardens continue their search for a missing teenager who is presumed drowned. Eight divers were in Highland Lake Saturday morning searching for 19 year old Patrick MacKerron of Windham. He and a group of others were boating on the lake Friday.

Body Found in Intercoastal at Anastasia IslandFirst Coast News Sat, 19 Jul 2008 8:31 AM PDTANASTASIA ISLAND, FL -- St. Augustine Police are investigating a boating accident that left a man dead.

Collision at sea kills local boating enthusiastThe Standard-Times Fri, 18 Jul 2008 3:17 PM PDTDARTMOUTH — An experienced sailor and prominent retired businessman was killed Friday afternoon after a power boat collided with the sailboat he was aboard and threw him into the waters of Buzzards Bay.

Boating FatalitySaskatoonhomepage.ca - Saskatoon,Saskatchewan,CanadaHe did it in an effort to lessen the impact of a pending collision between the boat and a jetski. He was pinned between the two, taken to shore where a ...

One man dead following weekend Lake O' the Pines boating accidentNews-Journal.com - Longview,TX,USADustin Scott Hendrickson, 29, died after the small aluminum boat he was riding in with another man and three children capsized Saturday afternoon, ...

Two killed in lake boating accidentNew Milford Times - New Milford,CT,USA... they were traveling early Saturday morning collided with an 18-foot Triton fishing boat off Chimney Point in the New Milford section of Candlewood Lake. ...

3 kids hurt in 2 East Tennessee boating incidentsWVLT - Knoxville,TN,USA(WVLT) -- Three East Tennessee youths were hurt in two weekend boating incidents, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. ...

Fifteen-year-old boy killed in boating accidentPlattsburgh Press Republican - Plattsburgh,NY,USABy DAN HEATH TICONDEROGA -- A 15-year-old boy from Connecticut died after he fell from a boat Saturday evening on Lake Champlain. Town of Ticonderoga Police ...

Ex-wife saves man from drowningNews-Leader.com - Springfield,MO,USAA Ballwin man was rescued from nearly drowning over the weekend at Table Rock Lake, the Missouri Water Patrol said. Richard Paul, 48, was swimming with his ...

Isle of Wight: Yarmouth Lifeboat helps fouled yachtIsle of Wight County Press Mon, 21 Jul 2008 8:33 AM PDTBy Martin Neville - Monday, July 21, 2008 YARMOUTH Lifeboat assisted a 41ft yacht stranded 17 miles south of The Needles with a pot marker wrapped around its propeller and rudder.

Yachtsman abandoned by his own yachtYachting and Boating World Mon, 21 Jul 2008 9:31 AM PDTA freezing cold yachtsman was recovered from his own dinghy two hours after being left behind by his yacht while attempting to re-tie the painter.

Boating accidents across the state5 Eyewitness News St. Paul Sun, 20 Jul 2008 8:09 PM PDTThe Coast Guard keeps record of all boating accidents in the United States. 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS analyzed Coast Guard records for Minnesota accidents between 1995 and 2006... Interactive map with accident details Accident details and report

Man Critically Injured In Boat ExplosionClick 2 Houston.com - Houston,TX,USASEABROOK, Texas -- Two boats and a building were destroyed after a boat exploded at a marina near Seabrook on Saturday, KPRC Local 2 reported. ...

St. Charles man drowns on private lake after boat capsizesBelleville News-Democrat Mon, 21 Jul 2008 8:27 AM PDTA St. Charles man has died after his boat capsized while fishing on farm lake he owned in central Missouri.

Witnesses Sought To Fatal Boat CollisionHartford Courant Mon, 21 Jul 2008 2:05 AM PDTThe state Department of Environmental Protection is seeking possible witnesses to Saturday's deadly boat collision on Candlewood Lake in western Connecticut.

Pacific man injuried in boat collision on MeremacThe Springfield News-Leader Mon, 21 Jul 2008 6:03 AM PDTA Pacific man was hurt Sunday when his boat collided with another on the Meremec River.

Yacht helped inShetland Marine News - Vidlin,Scotland,UKSHETLAND'S marine rescue services were called out yesterday morning (Sunday) to come to the aid of a Norwegian yacht just to the north east of Sumburgh Head ...

Yacht crews are rescuedJournal Live - Newcastle upon Tyne,UKSafety officials on duty with Sunderland Yacht Club were called into action shortly after 2pm on Saturday after sustained gusts of up to 30mph caused about ...

Cleveland firefighter lost after falling off boatThe Plain Dealer - cleveland.com - Cleveland,OH,USAThe male firefighter, whose name has not been released, fell from a small recreational boat near Sandusky, said Coast Guard Petty Officer Will Mitchell. ...

36-foot boat trapped in glacial icebergs rescuedAnchorage Daily News (subscription) - Anchorage,AK,USAThree good Samaritan boats and the US Coast Guard brought the 36-foot China Doll to Valdez Harbor early Sunday evening, several hours after the initial call ...

Fresno sheriff's boat sinksFresno Bee (subscription) - Fresno,CA,USAThe Fresno Sheriff's Department is investigating the sinking of a sheriff's patrol boat about 3:30 pm today on the Kings River near Goodfellow Avenue. ...

Coast Guard rescues three in Solano County watersKSBY San Luis Obispo Mon, 21 Jul 2008 6:28 AM PDTAssociated Press - July 21, 2008 9:14 AM ET SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Coast Guard is reminding all boaters to maintain proper safety equipment after crews had to rescue three men in waters off...

Coast Guard searches for missing kayakerCorpus Christi Caller-Times Mon, 21 Jul 2008 2:14 AM PDTThe Coast Guard conducted a search late Sunday for a 55-year-old man who was reported missing off J.P. Luby beach two miles northeast of Padre Island.

Sugar Creek man hurt in boating accidentKansas City Star - MO,USABy MARK MORRIS A Sugar Creek man suffered serious injuries Saturday during a boating accident on Blue Springs Lake. According to the Missouri Water Patrol, ...

CONTRA COSTA CO.: MOTHER KILLED, TEENAGE SON INJURED IN BOATING CRASHCBS 5 - San Francisco,CA,USAA 47-year-old woman was killed and her teenage son injured after a WaveRunner water craft they were riding collided with a boat in Discovery Bay in ...

Sea Cadets boat destroyed in fireBBC News Sun, 20 Jul 2008 5:10 AM PDTA four-metre long glass fibre yacht belonging to the Sea Cadets in Bristol is destroyed by fire.

Coast Guard searches Lake Erie for missing swimmerThe Toledo Blade Sun, 20 Jul 2008 3:28 AM PDTSANDUSKY - Coast Guard vessels and a helicopter searched Lake Erie about two miles north of Cedar Point last night for a man who jumped into the water for a swim, but didn't surface. Authorities said the man, 40, was aboard a 30-foot Cruisers Inc. boat with three other people about 7:40 p.m. when he went in the water. The man's name and hometown weren't available. The boat is from Vermilion, ...

Arundel DigestAnnapolis Capital - Annapolis,MD,USAFirefighters were called to the Magothy Road boat ramp at 8:17 pm for the report of a man who'd injured his foot on a boat propeller, said Lt. Frank Fennell .

Hempstead Bay searched for operator of Jet SkiNewsday - Long Island,NY,USAEarly yesterday, rescuers, tipped off by an unoccupied life vest and the personal watercraft adrift, began searching near the Blue Water Yacht Club marina ...

Fuel cost dampens boat activity at Jersey ShorePhiladelphia Inquirer - Philadelphia,PA,USA"Boats have become floating weekend retreats for a lot of people," said Matthew Hooper, manager of the fuel dock at the Seaview Harbor Marina in neighboring ...

One Common Thread Found in Week's Four Boating DeathsWashington Post - United StatesBy Matt Zapotosky Stanley J. Langley, 51, left the Marshall Hall boat ramp in northwestern Charles County on Monday to go fishing by himself. About 7:30 pm, ...

Boating victim had 0.1 alcohol levelExaminer - Launceston,Tasmania,AustraliaA MAN who died in a boating accident on the State's South coast last year had a blood alcohol level of 0.1, a coronial investigation has found. ...

Coast Guard helicopter rescues fishermen off KauaiHonolulu Advertiser Sat, 19 Jul 2008 4:16 AM PDTA Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Station Barbers Point rescued three fishermen from rough seas yesterday after their vessel capsized off Kaua'i.

Four people injured in boat fire on Sacramento RiverThe Sacramento Bee Fri, 18 Jul 2008 9:42 PM PDTFour people suffered burn injuries Friday night after contents in the boat they were riding in caught fire on the Sacramento River, Sacramento City Fire Department officials report.

UK. Solent Coastguard assists French yachtBYM News (press release) - Gibraltar,SpainA Coastguard helicopter and an RNLI lifeboat went to the aid of a French yacht this afternoon off the Isle of Wight, after it developed a steering problem ...

Yacht rescued by Lough pilot boatMourne Observer - Mourne,Ireland,UKA YACHT which ran aground off Cranfield last week was rescued by the Carlingford Lough pilot boat Mourne Mist. The 37ft. Sunsail 66 sent out a ‘pan pan’ ...

Abandoned Boat Spurs SearchWMTW - Auburn,ME,USAGEORGETOWN, Maine -- An abandoned boat prompted the Coast Guard to launch a search of the area where it was found. The Coast Guard said the paddleboat was ...

One Dead After Boat Overturns In DallasNBC5i.com - Fort Worth,TX,USADALLAS -- Water rescue crews are at the Trinity River in southeast Dallas where a boat overturned and one body was recovered Friday afternoon, police said.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

Regional safety leaders stress Seafair boating safetySeattle Post Intelligencer - USAAnd scores of boaters are expected on Lake Washington from Aug. 1 to 3. An array of Seattle-area Coast Guard, law enforcement and fire leaders want to send ...

Courtesy vessel checks offered this weekendThe Daily Astorian - Astoria,OR,USAThe vessel examiners are usually boat owners, or experienced boaters, who are certified and trained to know the latest boating regulations and safety ...

Safe boating helps save lives across WestCapital Press (subscription) - Salem,OR,USARecent boating accidents shout loudly of the stupidity and criminality of operating recreational vessels while under the influence of alcohol. ...

Boating safety tips for the warm weekend aheadKXLY - Spokane,WA,USACOEUR D' ALENE, Id. -- A 13-year old boy was killed Tuesday while boating with family on Lake Coeur d' Alene. It was the first boating death on the lake ...

South Florida: Diving, boating safety goal of weekend enforcementSun-Sentinel.com - Fort Lauderdale,FL,USAThe goal is to make divers aware of the need to display dive flags when they are in the water, and boaters aware that they must remain a safe distance away. ...

Drowning highlights boating dangers: CoronerABC Regional Online - AustraliaThe coroner Stephen Carey today released his findings into a fatality he said highlighted the risks associated with boating. The man had been with a friend ...

Coast Guard warns tourists of illegal charter boats at pony swimThe Virginian-Pilot Thu, 17 Jul 2008 11:42 AM PDTBy Stephanie Lee The Coast Guard is cautioning tourists to avoid charter boats with unlicensed captains at the upcoming pony swim in Chincoteague, after receiving several complaints last year. Illegal charter boats may not have a formally trained crew, carry proper equipment or meet federal saf ...

Coast Guard augments Army at Bagram Air BaseThe Belvoir Eagle Thu, 17 Jul 2008 10:23 AM PDTLong known to protect the waters surrounding the United States, the question asked each time someone sees them is, “What is the U.S. Coast Guard doing here?”

BOATING SAFETY CLASSESAsbury Park Press Fri, 18 Jul 2008 2:35 AM PDTBy Appointment — Bow to Stern - personalized/group boating instruction available. Fee $65. For more information call (732) 793-2517.

Boating basics course to be offered July 30, 31Brick Township Bulletin Thu, 17 Jul 2008 5:21 PM PDTA boating basics course will be offered by NJ Boating Classes in Brick 6:30-9:30 p.m. July 30 and 31. The course meets the needs of boaters and personal watercraft (PWC) operators for a basic, two-evening overview of boat and PWC operation, while meeting the current New Jersey state requirements for boating safety education certification. The

America’s Boating Course will be offered in Gig HarborTacoma News Tribune Thu, 17 Jul 2008 1:37 AM PDTThe Bremerton Sail and Power Squadron is scheduled to teach an America’s Boating Course July 26 and 27 in Gig Harbor.

SFCC Offers Safe Boating Class In AugustHighlands Today Wed, 16 Jul 2008 9:12 PM PDTSouth Florida Community College's Community Education Department is offering a safe boating class.

Boating death puts focus on safetyThe Spokesman-Review Wed, 16 Jul 2008 7:07 PM PDTDeaths and injuries from motorboat propeller accidents are uncommon across the country, making two recent incidents at lakes in the region unusual. U.S. Coast Guard reports show 98 boat propeller injuries and 8 deaths nationwide in 2006, the most recent data available.

Boating Alcohol Rules Could ChangeWBOY Clarksburg Thu, 17 Jul 2008 6:09 PM PDTThe West Virginia Division of Natural Resources wants to lower the legal blood alcohol content for boaters.

Antero reopens to motorized boatingFairplay Flume - Bailey,CO,USAAntero Reservoir officially reopened to all forms of boating on Thursday, July 10, after being closed for nearly two months to trailered and motorized boats ...

Free boating safety classes offeredNews & Observer - Raleigh,NC,USAThe NC Wildlife Resources Commission offers boating education classes, accredited by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators,

SFCC Offers Safe Boating Class In AugustTampa Tribune - Tampa,FL,USAAVON PARK - South Florida Community College's Community Education Department is offering a safe boating class. The class is for anyone who operates a boat ...

Lawmakers approve new boat towing rulesWAVY 10 Thu, 17 Jul 2008 8:33 AM PDTRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Lawmakers are ignoring a veto threat from Gov. Mike Easley and sending him a plan that would ease the state's restrictions on boat towing.

Woman dies after river raft accidentMorris Daily Herald Thu, 17 Jul 2008 11:32 PM PDTCOLUMBUS, Mont. - A Morris woman is dead following a rafting accident Monday in the Stillwater River in Stillwell County, Montana.

Girl's Legs Nearly Severed in Boating MishapNews10 Sacramento Thu, 17 Jul 2008 1:53 PM PDTAn 8-year-old Elk Grove girl nearly lost both legs after a speeding boat's wake pushed her into another boat's propellers.

Coast Guard rescues two from capsized boat 8 miles off coastFlorence Morning News Fri, 18 Jul 2008 4:42 AM PDTThe Coast Guard rescued two men from their capsized boat early Friday morning. According to a press release from the US Coast Guard, 62 year-old Fred Reed Johnson and 62 year-old Gary Stout, both of Calabash, N.C., departed Little River in a 21-foot boat to go fishing Thursday morning.

Boat blaze sees reef trippers evacuatedAdelaide Now Fri, 18 Jul 2008 5:04 AM PDTMORE than 60 passengers have been evacuated from a Whitsunday Islands tourist boat off the Queensland coast after a fire broke out on board.

Man Rescued After Boat Capsizes While He Was FishingNY1 News Fri, 18 Jul 2008 8:47 AM PDTA man whose boat capsized near Breezy Point this morning was rescued by the Coast Guard. A Coast Guard officer says 45-year-old David Cherner was fishing near an area with some substantial sandbars when he was flipped by a six-foot wave.

Harbor Police Rescue Man From His Burning BoatKGTV, 10News.com - San Diego,CA,USASan Diego Harbor Police officers got the man off his burning boat, then extinguished the fire with help from personnel aboard a Navy tug, USCG Lt. Josh ...

Clinton Man Drowns in Boating AccidentTheDay - New London,CT,USABy Jason J. Marchi, Harbor News Correspondent: The body of a Clinton man who was reported missing after a boating accident in Rhode Island was found three ...

Radio confusion played part in boating tragedyScarborough Today - Scarborough,England,UKBy Carl Gavaghan THE owner of a boat which capsized off Whitby, drowning three people, did not have its American radio switched on because he thought it ...

Young man recovering after boating accidentTunica Times - Tunica,MS,USALocal Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, emergency response, and law enforcement officials want to remind citizens of the importance of practicing boating ...

Boat Owned By Actress Debbie Reynolds SinksWFTV 9 Orlando Thu, 17 Jul 2008 9:23 AM PDTGREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. -- A 75-foot boat owned by actress and singer Debbie Reynolds has sunk near Jacksonville. The actress paid $350,000 for the boat. Construction company Mobro Marine used a crane Wednesday to remove the boat from 8 feet of water in the St. Johns River.

Lighning strikes tournament boat, Frankfort man in hospitalLudington Daily News Thu, 17 Jul 2008 8:58 AM PDTA 57-year-old Frankfort man fishing aboard a 33-foot Wellcraft suffered injuries related to a lightning strike on a boat on Lake Michigan this morning. The man was transported by the U.S. Coast Guard to a Life EMS ambulance around 11 a.m.

Dog Recovering After Jumping From Boat On I-70TheDenverChannel.com - Denver,CO,USADENVER -- A German Shepherd mix is recovering at a Wheat Ridge animal hospital after jumping out of a boat being hauled on Interstate 70 Friday. ...

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

News for July 15 and 16:

Safe boating begins with being preparedNew Baltimore Voice Newspapers - New Baltimore,MI,USAFor many people this means the water is warm enough to enjoy activities such as water skiing, tubing and swimming off the back of the boat. ...

Coast Guard Boating Safety Course Aug. 9 in OBMullet Wrapper - Pensacola,FL,USAQualified instructors from the USCG Flotilla 3-10 will teach a boating safety course at the Orange Beach Community Center on Saturday, August 9 from 7:45 am ...

Oahu boating office relocates to Sand IslandHonolulu Advertiser - Honolulu,HI,USAHONOLULU -- The Department of Land and Natural Resources' O'ahu District office of the Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR) has moved from the ...

New law makes waves for young boaters, jet-skiersMLive.com - MI,USABoth will be affected by the state's new boating law, which becomes effective in 2011. Starting in 2011, Ashleigh Iserman's Law goes into effect. ...

Recreational boating down as commercial use rises on canalsThe Observer-Dispatch Tue, 15 Jul 2008 10:09 PM PDTThe state canal system, originally created for commercial shipping, have over the years transformed into waterways almost solely promoted for recreational boating. But so far this year, fuel prices are discouraging recreational boaters from using the canal, while encouraging businesses making commercial shipments to consider the canal system as a cost-efficient alternative to

Nickl: Utah needs better enforcement on drinking, boating lawsThe Daily Utah Chronicle Tue, 15 Jul 2008 9:09 PM PDTUtah is known for having great ski slopes. The skiers and boarders who live on Utah's slopes in the winter also hit its great lakes in the summer. Utah has some of the greatest waters in America. We also have one of the highest rates for boating accidents in America.

Last Opportunity For Free Boat Safety ChecksNewsTalk 94.3 - Paducah,Kentucky,USACADIZ, KY - The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will be on hand Saturday morning at Prizer Point Marina in Trigg County to provide free boat safety examinations to ...

Final Safe Boating Class Scheduled For August 2ndNewsTalk 94.3 - Paducah,Kentucky,USACADIZ, KY - The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will be offering the final safe boating class of the year on Saturday, August 2nd from 9 am to 4 pm at the Cadiz ...

Boating prohibition proposed for the Columbia WetlandsValley Echo - Invermere,BC,CanadaConservation officers in BC already have an agreement with the Office of Boating Safety that will allow them to enforce the boating regulations. ...

Boating Safety is Important Not Only For You, But Also Your PetKNDO/KNDU - Yakima,WA,USAA lot of pet owners don't realize the danger your dog could face if it were to fall out of a boat. Paw's Natural Pet Emporium in Richland sells life jackets ...

Make boating safety a priorityNorthernLife.ca - Sudbury,ON,CanadaEspecially before your first trip out of the season, go over safety procedures and where all supplies are with anyone going out on the boat. ...

Ocean dumping ban is embraced by allBoston Globe - United StatesIt is too often overlooked that No Discharge Areas are largely made possible by marinas, boatyards, and boating clubs investment in the pump-out

Four seasons: Boating safety courses offeredCanton Repository (subscription) - Canton,OH,USABy Gary Brown Stark County Power Squadron will hold a two-session Safe Boating Course from 6:30 to 9:30 pm July 22 and July 24 at the North Canton Chamber ...

MCA: boating advice for weekend industrial actionYachting and Boating World Tue, 15 Jul 2008 10:28 AM PDTThe Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has reminded boat users to look very carefully at their plans and precautions in advance of industrial action by the Public and Commercial Services Union

Captain steps forward following early morning boating accidentVillageSoup Belfast - ME, USABy Emily Sapienza ROCKLAND (July 16): A fishing vessel struck a passenger boat and the building formerly known as the Black Pearl early Wednesday morning ...

Trenton man charged in connection to boating collisionTrentonian - Trenton,ON,CanadaQUINTE WEST — A 30-year-old local man has been charged in connection to a boating incident in the Trent River that claimed the life of a 44-year-old Quinte ...

Web Alert: Woman dies after river raft accidentMorris Daily Herald Wed, 16 Jul 2008 9:03 AM PDTCOLUMBUS, Mont. - A Morris woman is dead following a rafting accident Monday in the Stillwater River in Stillwell County, Montana.

Luxury yacht strikes shoalBarrie Examiner Wed, 16 Jul 2008 3:25 AM PDTA leisurely sail back to Minnesota will have to wait. An American man and his two passengers were rescued from Severn Sound yesterday after his $2-million luxury yacht ran aground in a shallow area of the Georgian Bay inlet. Just before noon, the Southern Georgian Bay OPP [...]

Slammed for sailing yacht on autopilotHampshire Chronicle Tue, 15 Jul 2008 11:35 PM PDTCOASTGUARDS have slammed two Hampshire sailors who used an auto-pilot system to steer their boat from inside their cabin. Lifeboat crews launched a £5,000 rescue operation after what looked like an unmanned yacht was spotted near the mouth of Lymington River.

Teen killed in boating accidentKREM.com Spokane Wed, 16 Jul 2008 9:54 AM PDTNORTH IDAHO -- A 13-year-old boy was killed Tuesday in a boating accident near Carlin Bay on Lake Coeur d'Alene. Investigators tell KREM 2 News the teen was in the water behind the boat, changing out of his wakeboarding gear.

Man dies while boating on lakeConcord Monitor Tue, 15 Jul 2008 10:22 PM PDTThe New Hampshire Marine Patrol is investigating what caused Robert Desousa to die while boating with his wife and two young children on Upper Suncook Lake.

Six reported dead in Bolivian boat collisionCNN.com Wed, 16 Jul 2008 7:01 AM PDTLA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) -- A Bolivian navy captain says a boat has sunk after hitting another vessel during the night on Lake Titicaca. Six people are reported dead.

Yacht Attacked by Pirates off Venezuela - Dog ShotYachtPals.com News - Barcelona,SpainPeter and Betty Lee were sailing up to the Caribbean on their second time 'round, when what looked like a fishing boat approached their yacht Raven Eye at ...

Rockville man charged with operating boat while intoxicatedBusiness Gazette - Gaithersburg,MD,USA... with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol after his boat crashed into the Route 90 Bridge in the Assawoman Bay near Ocean City on July 6. ...

UO team’s tradition turns tragic in drowningThe Register-Guard - Eugene,OR,USAA witness, 30-year-old Justin Schoenberg of Springfield, said it took minutes for the boater, with the help of others both in the boat and in the water, ...

Body foundCanada.com - Don Mills,Ontario,CanadaHe was boating to work at Chippawa Cottage Resort, where he works as a groundskeeper. The Ontario Provincial Police soon found the undamaged boat adrift in ...

Ucluelet: Tofino man arrested after incident with boatNanaimo Daily News Tue, 15 Jul 2008 7:32 AM PDTA Tofino man was arrested July 7 in Ucluelet harbour for allegedly trying to burn down a boat that ran aground and partially sank the day before.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

HUB International New England Reminds Massachusetts Boaters that ...MarketWatch - USAWhile most consider boating a source of joy and entertainment, boating can be dangerous and even deadly if it is not done with care and precautions are not ...

A reminder on boating lawsWDAY - Fargo,ND,USA(WDAY TV) - We are half way through summer, and many people still don't know the laws of the lakes, or what new items you need to have on the boat. ...

(Neb.)-Boating Safety Course To Be Held In ChadronKCSR - Chadron,NE,USA(Chadron)-A boating safety course will be held at Best Western West Hills Inn in Chadron on July 24, beginning at 10:00 am According to Scott Eveland, ...

Make boating safety a priorityNorthernLife.ca - Sudbury,ON,CanadaEven if it's a boat full of experienced sailors, procedures should be explained and reviewed at the start of each sailing season. ...

Learn boating safety, laws at free class in MiltonPensacola News Journal - Pensacol,FL,USAThe Pensacola Sail & Power Squadron will sponsor a boating safety course to educate boat and watercraft owners about rules, laws and regulations, ...

Life vest averts boating tragedy in Saginaw BayThe Saginaw News Mon, 14 Jul 2008 7:24 AM PDTLINWOOD -- A 51-year-old fisherman swam for about 16 hours to cover the seven miles to shore after waves capsized his bass boat Sunday. Gene Lizotte of Davison swam to shore in the Saginaw Bay's 68 degree water and directed rescuers to find his friend, Robin Heit, 45, of Vassar.

4 men safe after boating mishapWaukegan News Sun - Waukegan,IL,USAThe 22-foot boat went down around 6 pm, about five miles off the coast of Waukegan, the US Coast Guard reported. The four men on board were found safe, ...

Historic yacht sinks en route to BrestYachting and Boating World Mon, 14 Jul 2008 2:29 AM PDTA schooner bound for the Brest 2008 festival sank off the coast of France early on Tuesday morning after crew reported that she was taking on water. The historic yacht Tho Pa Ga sank after her crew reported seawater coming into the boat - and alerted the French coastguard.

Family Escapes Boating Accident On Ohio RiverWLWT-TV Cincinnati Sun, 13 Jul 2008 4:41 PM PDTA day on the Ohio River turned into a nightmare for one family. Their boat started to sink and they had to swim for safety.

Close Call For Teens Boating On Rain-Swollen RiverWHIO-TV 7 Dayton Sun, 13 Jul 2008 3:12 PM PDTTwo teenage boys were rescued Sunday afternoon from an island on the scenic Stillwater River near Covington after getting in trouble navigating the river in kayaks.

Missing Woman's Boyfriend ArrestedWXYZ-TV Detroit Mon, 14 Jul 2008 9:46 AM PDTThe boyfriend of a woman who fell overboard into Lake Saint Clair last night has been arrested. Police say he has admitted to boating while drunk. INSIDE: Kimberly Craig reports

Local Coast Guard units respond to fire aboard charter boatThe Bourne Courier Mon, 14 Jul 2008 8:23 AM PDTA whale watching charter boat with 36 people aboard caught fire around 8:30 a.m. six miles off Gurnet Lighthouse in Plymouth, according to the Coast Guard. Coast Guard boats from four locations including Station Cape Cod Canal, Station Provincetown, Station Point Allerton, and Station Scituate, responded.

Coast Guard Searches Potomac River For 2 MenWBAL-TV Baltimore Mon, 14 Jul 2008 7:49 AM PDTThe Coast Guard announced Monday it is searching for two men who didn't return from a trip in the Potomac River.


Coast Guard Rescues Three People From Pensacola BayWKRG News 5 Mobile Sun, 13 Jul 2008 9:35 PM PDTThe Coast Guard pulled three people out of the water after their 17-foot sailboat capsized in Pensacola Bay. More

Water skier gets lost, found by Coast GuardThe Morning Journal Sun, 13 Jul 2008 10:02 PM PDTVERMILION - Officials from Coast Guard Station Lorain rescued a man who had been water skiing Saturday evening.

Rough weather flipped boat on Lake St. ClairDetroit News Mon, 14 Jul 2008 5:14 AM PDTWindy weather and high waves are being blamed for flipping a boat on Lake St. Clair Sunday afternoon, tossing three persons into the water.

32 Rescued From Charter Boat Off PlymouthWBZ Boston Mon, 14 Jul 2008 8:57 AM PDT32 people were rescued from a boat off the coast of Plymouth Monday morning.


Boat sinks off Sandy Hook; 6 rescuedAsbury Park Press Mon, 14 Jul 2008 8:06 AM PDTSix people were rescued from the water after their boat sank about a mile from Sandy Hook Point Sunday afternoon.

Man swims 13 hours after boat flips in Saginaw BayBattle Creek Enquirer Mon, 14 Jul 2008 8:59 AM PDTLINWOOD, Mich. — Authorities say a 51-year-old man swam for about 13 hours to reach shore after his boat flipped in Saginaw Bay and helped steer rescuers to his fishing companion, who was waiting atop the capsized boat.

Passengers Evacuated After Whale-Watch Boat FireWCVB Boston Mon, 14 Jul 2008 8:03 AM PDTPassengers on a whale-watching trip out of Plymouth Harbor had to evacuate the boat after the engine caught fire Monday.

Passengers rescued from burning deep sea fishing boatBoston Herald Mon, 14 Jul 2008 7:51 AM PDTA deep sea fishing boat loaded with three dozen people caught fire this morning in the waters off Plymouth and was evacuated, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The...

Two pleasure boats burnChicago Tribune - United StatesAP CHICAGO - Authorities say a knocked-over candle appears to be to blame for a fire that destroyed two pleasure boats in Chicago's Belmont Harbor. ...

Woman injured by boat propellerWPTV - West Palm Beach,FL,USAHIGHLAND BEACH -- A 46-year-old woman was injured by a propeller Sunday during a boat ride in the Atlantic Ocean off Highland Beach. Someone aboard the boat ...

Man missing from boat on Lake MinnetonkaKAALtv.com - Rochester,MN,USAAuthorities are searching for a man in Lake Minnetonka after he went missing Sunday morning. Spring Park Bay residents heard a person yelling for help in